The India (growth) story is not over; it is intact though growth has declined during the past few years, said former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha.

Addressing a meeting organised by Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, here on Wednesday, he said the innate strength of people can take the country to the top position among nations. India should be able to lead the rest of the world, he said.

A lot of people who thought opportunity lay outside India have come back because opportunity lies here. The opportunity will be more up as the growth rate increases. He asked the new generation to be innovative while keeping up with the latest in technology.

“The quality of life will be impacted by quality of governance; and, governance is more than administration. We are not impervious to global influences. There could be benign or malignant influences.” He advised the students to follow the mantra of excellence, ethics, commitment, courage, and compassion – 2 ‘e’s and 3 ‘c’s – for success in life.

Addressing the gathering, Shyam Srinivasan, Federal Bank CEO, said the India story is not over, but just beginning to unfold. Academia is often behind the industry expectations and care should be taken to pursue ethical entrepreneurship, he said.

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